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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Personal Volume

Copy of Despatch from His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, K.G., to Governor Sir George Grey, K.C.B

Copy of Despatch from His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, K.G., to Governor Sir George Grey, K.C.B.

Sir,—

Downing Street,

I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch, No. 134, of the 31st December, forwarding, in conformity with a request to that effect which was made to you by the Legislative Council, a case embodying the facts relating to a question of privilege page 39 which had arisen between the two Houses, upon which the Legislative Council were desirous that the opinion of the Law Officers of the Crown should be obtained for their future guidance.

The House of Representatives are not parties to this application; but, as I have no reason to suppose that they object to it, and as I infer from your despatch that the reference is in conformity with your wishes and of those of your Responsible Advisers, I caused the case, with the documents which accompanied it, to be forwarded to the Law Officers of the Crown; and I now enclose for your information a copy of the report which they furnished upon the subject.

I have, &c.,

Newcastle.

Governor Sir George Grey, K.C.B.